|1||叫||jiào||v.||to call; to be called|
|2||姓||xìng||v./n.||last name to be / last name|
|1||好||hǎo||adj.||good; well; okay|
When we want to say hi or hello in Chinese, we say 你好. Literally, it means, "you; good". Many people wonder why we use 你好 to mean hello in Chinese. This is because it's like we're saying "I bet you're doing good today".
In Chinese, people's last name goes before their first name. The last name is usually one character, while the first name is usually one or two characters.
wǒ jiào... 我叫……I am called... / My name is...
You can use this structure to introduce your (1)full name; (2) first name or nick name. For example,
Be very careful that 叫 usually is not followed by a first name that is one-character. For example the sentence below can be considered incorrect.
wǒ jiào lóng
my name is Long
wǒ xìng... 我姓……My last name is...
You can use this structure to introduce your last name. For example: